Following the world-premiere screening of the next DC animated feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, two more films were announced, slated for 2015.
The panel featured the cast of Batman: Assault on Arkham discussing the next DC animated feature. Classic bat-voice Kevin Conroy was joined by some of the villainous voice actors, but it was after the panel that things really got interesting. DC Animated announced two new animated features for 2015, which will follow Assault on Arkham and the recently announced Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
Batman Vs. Robin will feature the return of Bruce Timm to the director’s chair in a story that is slated to also feature the Court of Owls. While the Owls storyline from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo didn’t really see a confrontation between Batman and Robin (Damian Wayne in the storyline), the title of the new feature leads us to believe this might be an original story based on other recent elements of the Bat-universe.
Justice League: Gods and Monsters will be an original story, written and directed by Bruce Timm, who is returning to the new DC animated universe in a big way. Not too many details were revealed about this project, but in Timm we trust. For those who don’t instantly recognise the name, Bruce Timm was the creative mind and artistic hand behind Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, and more recently Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Timm is responsible for the current state of dedicated DC animated fanboys, and the new world of animated features arguably would have never happened without his inspiration.
We’ll probably hear more about story on release dates after Batman: Assault on Arkham releases on August 12th. What do you think of Timm’s return to the DC animated universe? Sound off in the comments below or on the Geek Facebook page and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to experience SDCC 2014 along with the rest of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage.
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